Rama Lama Lama Ka Dinga Dinga Da Dong! Check Out Our We Go Together 2018 Row By Row Experience Block
Can you believe it is officially Summer??? Half the year has gone by already! But let's not dwell...instead lets focus on the possibilities of our creative streaks and celebrate that the 2018 Row By Row Experience has officially begun! That's right, you can now visit the Shoppe to pick up a pattern or purchase a kit for our 2018 project...appropriately titled, "We Go Together." If you're not familiar with this yearly event, here's a brief description...visit participating shops throughout the country, Canada and Europe between now and September 4, collect a variety of rows, and complete a quilt using at least 8 different rows from 8 different 2018 participating shops. Be the first to bring it into a shop and you win a stash of 25 fat quarters! Win a bonus prize for using that store’s row in your quilt! That's kind of the basics...but for more details refer to my link at the end of this post.
If you can't visit the Shoppe, you can pre-order our kit here on our website for November delivery. Yes...due to the rules of the Row By Row Experience, kits cannot be "shipped" until November because the point of the entire event is to visit your local quilt shops. This year's theme is "Sew Musical" so shops were encouraged to incorporate a little musicality into their rows.
The "Mothership" had many requests to continue our vintage "Glamper" theme we began in 2016 so this year in honor of the "Pink Ladies" we added a fancy pink "glamper" complete with picnic table and radio. They of course are listening to "We Go Together." Because??? Why wouldn't you? The 36 pinwheels make this project extra sweet! While they look like a lot of work, if you use the 1.5" x 1.5" Bloc Loc they go together quickly and perfectly.
This year's row will compliment our 2016 (top right) and 2017 (bottom) perfectly. I think we were doing vintage trailers long before they started popping up everywhere. The Row By Row Experience did offer some new sizes to work with seeew we chose the 18" x 18" Foxy Boxy Block. We are glad they did this because it will bring interest to your projects! Kits for all rows are available here.
The "Mothership" and Christine will be sewing all of our rows together with some new additions later on and I'll be sure to share it with you.
Oh here's a little something from the "archives." LOL. My brother and I did "Grease" our Senior year of high school in 1993! I was Roger "The Mooning Champ of Rydell High" and he was Doody. He's not pictured so I'm guessing this was probably backstage - but from left to right we have Rizzo, Twinkie Jan and Marty! If you know anything about the musical (not the movie) Twinkie Jan and Roger have a "thing."
Seeew...if you love our project, and you will not be visiting the Shoppe between June 21 and September 4, 2018 you will have to pre-order the kit here on our website (www.hollyhillquiltshoppe.com)These kits cannot ship until November but at least you will have it pre-ordered. There is absolutely no guarantee we will have kits left after the event is over so get your preorder in to ensure you get one!
For all other information about the Row by Row Experience, click here.
That's it for today! Thank you for joining us and see you at the Shoppe! ~ Brian